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Thursday TV Schedule: MLB Opening Day, Dodgers Vs. Giants On ESPN, Lakers Vs. Mavericks On TNT Highlight Action

Thursday's television schedule is chock full of sports, thanks to the return of baseball. Opening day is here, and provides a great backdrop for the day, which will end with a battle of playoff seeding at Staples Center between the Lakers and Mavericks. Here is a look at today's full television schedule (with all times PDT):

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1 p.m. -- Angels at Royals (Fox Sports West): Jered Weaver gets the 2011 Angels' season off and running against Kansas City

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5 p.m. -- Dodgers at Giants (ESPN): The Dodgers open their season at home, with Clayton Kershaw facing Tim Lincecum.

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5 p.m. -- Celtics at Spurs (TNT): With the Lakers only 3.5 games back of the Spurs, why not watch to see if the Lakers can make up some more ground for the No. 1 seed.

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7 p.m. -- Kings at Canucks (Fox Sports West): The Kings look to improve their playoff positioning in Vancouver.

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7:30 p.m. -- Mavericks at Lakers (TNT): The Lakers are up one in the loss column on Dallas, and look to secure the inside track to the No. 2 seed, at least, in the playoffs.